Six days in West Africa
We had significant Indigitous hackathon events in 42 cities worldwide. Thank you for your prayers! This year is the third time Indigitous hosted a global collaboration to create locally relevant digital tools and solutions to help fulfill the Great Commission.
Russ Martin and I had the privilege to join with a vibrant, smart Indigitous tribe at two of the events, in Lagos and Accra. Collectively, these two cities worked on eight locally relevant projects. We encouraged participants on casting the vision for Indigitous communities in West Africa, teamwork, and leadership skills as well as praying together for God to move.
We know that there is NO digital mission without the Power of the Holy Spirit, we need Him just like Bezalel and Oholiab were anointed by God to do some creative innovation in the Old Testament (Exodus 36:1-2).
These were some of the projects we worked on in those two locations.
Great Commission Prayer Project
State of the gospel in Northern Ghana
Event Management Platform
Bible Gaming Web App
Walking with Jesus App
On top of that, we enjoyed new cultural experiences. We operated in “African time,” where time feels plenty (which of course is not new to me at all). I learned that the Ghanaian lifestyle is easy-going and friendly. In Accra, when you ask someone, “How are you,” you might get a response, “I am shining.” In Lagos, Nigeria, a normal greeting conversation begins with a phrase like “How far?” And you respond, “How far?” This is a casual greeting to say “how are you,” and does not have anything to do with distance.
During our strategic meetings with tech business leaders and church pastors in Lagos, all of us agreed that Lagos is a place with so much potential and challenges in breaking the iceberg of Digital Mission in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Miheret T. Eshete